Port Regis School Solar PV Installation in Dorset

Project Overview

Sustainable Education with Solar Power

Port Regis Prep School, located in Dorset, is dedicated to enhancing its energy efficiency. With an existing roof array, the school sought to expand its renewable energy capabilities by installing a nearly 300kW ground array to support two separate MPANS. This significant project underscores the school’s commitment to sustainability and renewable energy education.

Location

Dorset

Installed Capacity

295.68kWp Solar PV Ground Array

Inverter Size

2 x 60kW and 1 x 125kW

Installation Date

May 2024

Solution and Implementation

Precise and Efficient Execution

The installation was planned meticulously to minimize disruption during school terms. GHE Solar’s comprehensive Construction Design and Management (CDM) strategy ensured safety and efficiency throughout the project.

Key Aspects of the Installation:

  • 115m Cable Run: Integrated seamlessly with the school’s existing infrastructure.
  • 300m Cable Run: Ensured effective connection of the new ground array to the school’s electrical systems.

These substantial cable runs were essential to the system’s integration, highlighting GHE Solar’s expertise in managing complex installations.

Impact

Significant Contribution to Sustainability Goals

The newly installed solar PV system produced 33,035 kWh in its first month, significantly reducing the school’s reliance on non-renewable energy sources. This installation not only supports the school’s sustainability goals but also serves as a practical educational tool for students to learn about renewable energy.

Conclusion

Educational Commitment to Renewable Energy

Port Regis School’s new solar PV system is a critical step in their journey towards energy independence and sustainability. It provides a live educational example of renewable energy for students and staff.

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